KING CARNIVAL

Mużika bl-Istrumenti Preparajt, Minn Re, Għal Deejay Spiċċajt!

This year King Carnival decided to take-up deejaying as his new hobby! Join King Carnival as he starts his new reign in music and dance with a mission to add some musical flair to this edition of Carnival!

Section: King Carnival

Group: Tal-Landa Carnival Company

Leaders: Clyde Axisa, Clint Axisa and Carlos Axisa

SECTION B

Bl-Abra u l-Maġija Ħloqna Festa ta’ Fantasija

Tal-Banda Carnival Company present the story of three sister witches, known for their crazy shenanigans. This year, The Sanderson Sisters will make their way to St George’s Square in Valletta to cause all sorts of chaos and show off their many magic tricks!

Section: Artistic Installations Section B

Group: Tal-Banda Carnival Company

Leaders: Charlie Briffa

Mill-Cartoons Għal Realta` u Lgħabna Logħba b’Ċelebrità!

From the basketball court to St George’s Square in Valletta! Buffalo Carnival Company tell the tale of a basketball star who finds himself playing with cartoon characters on his team … who do you think will win?!

Section: Artistic Installations Section B

Group: Buffalo Carnival Company

Leaders: Shaun Curmi and Tyrone Curmi

Il-Filming Sfrattajt, Ġrejt Warajk u fil-Karnival Spiċċajt

Twins Carnival Company take us on the set of Jurassic World in Valletta. During the filming one of the dinosaurs decided to outshine the star actors and take centre stage during Carnival in St George’s Square. Let’s hope he’s not hungry!

Section: Artistic Installations Section B

Group: Twins Carnival Company

Leaders: Tonio Scerri and Alfred Scerri

Għall-Karnival Ta’ Malta Dinosawru Ġie Jarana

What happens if a T-Rex escapes from Jurassic Park and ends up at Carnival?! Tal-Kaptan Karnival Company present an installation featuring one of the most popular predators from prehistoric times. We promise that he’s friendly!

Section: Artistic Installations Section B

Group: Tal-Kaptan Carnival Company

Leaders: Charlie Briffa and Owen Briffa

Dreamteam Goes Grease

Take out your dancing shoes and join Travolta and Newton John together with the greasers at St George’s Square, Valletta! Dreamteam Carnival Company transport us to the 70’s with this nostalgic installation.

Section: Artistic Installations Section B

Group: Dreamteam Carnival Company

Leaders: Alvin Livori and Clint Zammit

SECTION C

Karattru Kuraġġuż, xi Ftit Misterjuż u għall-Ħelu Famuż!

One fine day, Willy Wonka decided that he did not want to spend more time making chocolate at his factory alone. So he gathered his Oompa Loompas and joined Crusher Carnival Company to celebrate Carnival in Valletta!

Section: Artistic Installations Section C

Group: Crusher Carnival Company in Collaboration with Easygas

Leaders: Kevin Chetcuti and Brenda Chetcuti

Ice Age

Ta’ Costu Carnival Company take us back in time to a place where sabretooth tigers, mammoths and weasels ruled the icy plains of the world. Let’s see what these prehistoric animals think of our Carnival!

Section: Artistic Installations Section C

Group: Ta’ Costu Carnival Company

Leaders: Constantino Gouder, Nicholas Gouder and Silvan Pace

SECTION D

Minn mal-Banda Iżoljat, Indoqq fit-Toroq Jiena Spiċċajt!

Since the band could not meet for their feast, one courageous member decided to take matters into his own hands. Now a one-man band, he took to the streets to spread some joy across Malta.

Section: Artistic Installations Section D

Group: ĊaqquBon Carnival Company

Leaders: Bjorn Bonett and James Azzopardi

Minn Sena Ta’ Suċċessi Ġejna Biex m’Għand Enzo Żaqqna Mlejna

Italy had a fantastic year from the Euro Cup and Eurovision, to the Great British Bake-Off and Strictly Come Dancing – Italy dominated headlines with their winning streak. To celebrate, they decided to come to Malta’s Carnival and enjoy a plate of pasta from chef Enzo Abela in this tribute installation by Beraq and Enzo Carnival Company.

Section: Artistic Installations Section D

Group: Beraq and Enzo Carnival Company

Leaders: Elton Edward Xuereb and Halejandro Edwardo Zammit

Pinocchio l-Pittur

Pinocchio has always wanted to become a painter. This year he is living his dream, as Familja Waħda Carnival Company decided to make his wish come true.

Section: Artistic Installations Section D

Group: Familja Waħda Carnival Company

Leaders: Jesmond Goodlip and Fletcher Cini

Allegrija f’Qiegħ il-Baħar, Karnival Hemm Gawdejnieh

Tal-Kieka Carnival Company tell the tale of a clown who sadly could not celebrate Carnival as usual this year. But that did not stop him! Instead, he decided to party with the sea creatures at the bottom of the Mediterranean!

Section: Artistic Installations Section D

Group: Tal-Kieka Carnival Company

Leaders: Alfred Baldacchino and Josef Baldacchino

SECTION A

Ħriġna Dawra bil-Karozzin, Biex il-Belt Naslu fil-Ħin

Ta’ Nena Carnival Company present a whimsical installation featuring the puppet master and Pinnochio as they make their way to Carnival. Will Pinnochio be able to finally rid himself of his master’s control and cut-away the strings that bind him?

Section: Artistic Installations Section A

Group: Ta’ Nena Carnival Team

Leaders: Ronald Ghiller and Charlo Theuma

Ma’ Ġużeppi l-Prince Trabbejt Biex it-Tritoni u l-Karnival Ħabbejt

An homage to one of Carnival’s most prominent figures Ġużeppi Zerafa (Il-Prince). Known for his unforgettably daring performance on the Tritoni Fountain and his involvement with Carnival, Totoperżuta Carnival Company present an installation to commemorate where it all began!

Section: Artistic Installations Section A

Group: Totoperżuta Carnival Company

Leaders: Roderick Zerafa and Raymond Zerafa

Fl-Orjent Lilna Ssibuna u fit-Tradizzjoni Jsemmuna

The orient meets Mediterranean culture, as the cunning martial artist and the beautiful Geisha make their way to Valletta to celebrate Carnival!

Section: Artistic Installations Section A

Group: Triton Carnival Company

Leaders: Joswa Borg and Ronnie Spiteri

GROTESQUE MASKS

Mit-Tnejn sal-Ħadd, Nolqtu l-Gosti ta’ Kulħadd

Local television presenters from various lifestyle shows abandoned their programme to join in the carnival festivities this year. Let’s hope that they return to the studio before they go live!

Section: Grotesque Masks

Group: Armeni Carnival Company

Leaders: Jackie Armeni and Dino Armeni

Hansel and Gretel

This year, Hansel and Gretel decided to visit Valletta during Carnival and it seems that the witch has set aside her evil ways to join in the fun as well!

Section: Grotesque Masks

Group: ICJ Godwin Carnival Group in Collaboration with La Dolce Pasticceria

Leaders: Isaac Scerri

Expression of Interest

Fil-Passat u l-Preżent Popolari, Flimkien Għamilna Orchestra Oriġinali

The past and present unite in this nostalgic installation by Passions Carnival Friends. Cartoon characters new and old meet to rock it out in their own band … just in time for Carnival!

Section: Expression of Interest

Group: Passions Carnival Friends

Leaders: Sandro Spiteri and Paul Chetcuti

Merlinu s-Saħħar Famuż

A wise old wizard was wondering around the magical forest when suddenly a mysterious portal appeared out of nowhere. Curious, the wizard stepped in through the portal only to land on Ta’ Toni Carnival Company’s installation during Carnival!

Section: Expression of Interest

Group: Ta’ Toni Carnival Company

Leaders: Anthony Tabone

Mill-Frott Kollu Għażilt Tuffieħa Għax Rajta Sabiħa

You are sure to find one bad apple in the bunch! This is what happened to Snow White as she was lured in by the evil witch who gave her the poisonous apple. RNG Carnival company share a message to always be careful in life!

Section: Expression of Interest

Group: RNG Carnival Company

Leaders: Reedemer Casha and Benny Casha

Min Mejjet Fis-Sakra u Min Mejjet għall-Qatra

Money makes the world go round! Etienne and Ryan Galea’s installation personifies the popular Maltese saying that in life some are blessed with endless riches while others spend years trying to earn their fortune through a man who can’t seem to have his fill of wine! 

Section: Expression of Interest

Group: Etienne Galea and Ryan Galea

Leaders: Etienne Galea and Ryan Galea

Kurun’s Ark

Kurun & Friends Carnival Company have gathered all the animals of the world on their ark so that they can sail together to Malta, just in time to celebrate Carnival!

Section: Expression of Interest

Group: Kurun & Friends Carnival Company

Leaders: Paul Mizzi and Joe Mizzi

ARTISTIC INSTALLATIONS

Olè

Flamenco dancers unite for Maltese Carnival as they dance their way towards freedom square in Valletta in a celebration of music, colours and culture!

Section: Company Section A with Installation

Group: Titti Carnival Company

Leaders: Raymond Mallia, Mark Mallia and Clint Chircop

Musart

A painter finds his muse in music. With every brush stroke he imagines himself plucking the chords of a guitar as he transforms from painter to Rockstar!

Section: Company Section A with Installation

Group: Tad-Deheb Carnival Company in collaboration with Continental Cars

Leaders: Chris Aquilina and Marvic Aquilina

Gangsters, Gamblers and Dancers!

Beqqu Stiefnu Carnival Company present two iconic characters from hit TV Series The Peaky Blinders as the two gang members decide to set their differences aside and join forces in celebration for Carnival.

Section: Company Section A with Installation

Group: Beqqu Stiefnu Carnival Company 

Leaders: Stiefnu Debattista and Paul Chircop

Għat-Tempju Magħrufin u bir-Rix Imżejnin

The Romans, Greeks, Africans and Vikings are set to participate in a test of strength as they battle it out in one of their many arenas. However, with Carnival just around the corner, they decided to settle their differences and join the festivities!

Section: Company Section A with Installation

Group: Putullu & Stefania Gellel Carnival Company

Leaders: Manuel Pace and Stefania Gellel

Niżfnu mat-Tobba u Ġejna Kobba

A commisioned float featuring patients arriving at carnival celebrations by ambulance while being treated by their doctors and nurses. Farce to be expected.

Section: Commissioned Float (Non-Competitive)

Group: Donpe Carnival Company

Leaders: Antoine Grech u Donald Balzan

DANCERS

Queen

Section: Dance Company Section B

Company: Shake Dancers

Leader: Christian Caruana

Ritmo Do Samba

Section: Dance Company Section B

Company: Għaqda Kulturali u Armar Marija Annunzjata Ħal Tarxien

Leader: Clinton Abela Galea

Techno Space

Section: Dance Company Section B

Company: Spagu and Friends Carnival Co

Leader: Joseph Barbara

Trolls in the Chocolate Factory

Section: Dance Company Section C (Children)

Company: Żejtun Carnival Troupe

Leader: Wendy Caruana

Carnival Circus

Section: Dance Company Section C (Children)

Company: Tarxien Lookstar Dancers

Leader: Gabriella Stagno Piscopo

Arabian Nights

Section: Dance Company Section C (Children)

Company: Dancing Feet Studio

Leader: Maroushka Falletta

Luz Trevas

Section: Dance Company Section D

Company: MJ Carnival Troupe

Leader: Malcolm Bezzina u Joanne Zammit

The Queen

Section: Dance Company Section D

Company: Sessjoni Żgħażagħ Stillieri, Ħal Tarxien

Leader: Kluivert Caruana

Time Machine, Back to Better Times

Section: Dance Company Section D

Company: Hypnotic Dancers Carnival Group

Leader: Angelle Vella u Kurt Grech